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Gallipolis in Gallia County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hon. Samuel Finley Vinton

(1792 - 1862)

 
 
Hon. Samuel Finley Vinton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
1. Hon. Samuel Finley Vinton Marker
Inscription.  A native of South Hadley, Massachusetts, he came to Gallipolis ca. 1818. An eminent lawyer and member of U.S. Congress 22 years, he was chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee during the Mexican War, founding father of the U.S. Department of the Interior, honored in his own time by the naming of Vinton County in 1850. Buried Pine Street Cemetery.
 
Erected 1986 by Gallia County Historical Society, O.O. McIntyre Park District, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-27.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
 
Location. 38° 48.984′ N, 82° 11.989′ W. Marker is in Gallipolis, Ohio, in Gallia County. Marker is on Pine Street (Ohio Route 160), on the right when traveling north. Marker is about 150 feet north of the Pine Street Cemetery gate. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gallipolis OH 45631, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within walking distance of this marker. In Memoriam (within shouting distance of this marker); Pine Street Colored Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Charles E. Holzer, Sr., M.D. (approx. half a mile away); High Water Mark (approx. half a mile away); U.S. Army General Hospital (approx. half a mile away); The Dunmore War 1774 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Our House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gallipolis.
 
Also see . . .
1. Samuel Finley Vinton Congressional Bio. (Submitted on May 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Vinton County, Ohio. (Submitted on May 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Samuel Finley Vinton. (Submitted on May 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Hon. Samuel Finley Vinton Grave and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
2. Hon. Samuel Finley Vinton Grave and Marker
Looking south along Pine Street.
Hon. Samuel Finley Vinton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
3. Hon. Samuel Finley Vinton Marker
Looking north along Pine Street, with marker at far left distance, near sycamore tree.
Samuel Finley Vinton Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
4. Samuel Finley Vinton Grave Marker
Samuel Finley Vinton Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
5. Samuel Finley Vinton Grave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,044 times since then and 131 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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